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# pyongyang - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed
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North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed

Dec 20th 2011, 7:33 AM 2,370 Views 9 Comments

Mourners are gathering to pay tribute to longtime leader Kim Jong Il today, as state media feed a budding personality cult around his third son – hailing him as “born of heaven.”

# pyongyang - Monday 19 December, 2011

Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea
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Hermit Kingdom: 7 alarming tales from inside North Korea

Dec 19th 2011, 9:00 PM 8,064 Views 4 Comments

Starvation, labour camps, kidnappings and repression are among the issues North Korean officials try to keep hidden – but over the years we have been afforded some rare and shocking glimpses…

French doctor confirms Kim Jong-il had severe stroke in 2008
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French doctor confirms Kim Jong-il had severe stroke in 2008

Dec 19th 2011, 8:56 PM 3,225 Views 3 Comments

Dr Francois-Xavier Roux said the North Korean leader was “in a coma” when he was flown to Pyongyang to treat him two years ago.

North Korea tests short-range missile: report
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North Korea tests short-range missile: report

Dec 19th 2011, 2:29 PM 1,930 Views 4 Comments

At least one missile was fired today – the same day North Korean media announced the death of leader Kim Jong Il.

5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il
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5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il

Dec 19th 2011, 10:50 AM 26,651 Views 10 Comments

Get the lowdown on North Korea’s leader, from the quest for the perfect pizza to giant rabbits…

# pyongyang - Friday 26 August, 2011

South Koreans accused of spying for Pyongyang
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South Koreans accused of spying for Pyongyang

Aug 26th 2011, 4:33 PM 229 Views 0 Comments

The five men are accused of providing sensitive military and political information to North Korea.

# pyongyang - Monday 22 August, 2011

North Korea seizing South's assets at Diamond Mountain resort
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North Korea seizing South's assets at Diamond Mountain resort

Aug 22nd 2011, 11:47 AM 3,171 Views 2 Comments

Seoul’s refusal to re-start tourist trips to the joint resort after a South Korean tourist was shot dead three years ago has angered Pyongyang.

# pyongyang - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea
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Associated Press to open a bureau in North Korea

Jun 29th 2011, 8:58 PM 252 Views 7 Comments

AP will be the first Western news organisation to have a full service operating in Pyongyang.

# pyongyang - Friday 3 June, 2011

North Korea vows military action against South over target practice photos
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# Korea

North Korea vows military action against South over target practice photos

Jun 3rd 2011, 1:37 PM 509 Views 0 Comments

Seoul admitted a few days ago that its military had used photos of Pyongyang’s ruling family for target practice.